Big Red varsity volleyball lost their homecoming match to Great Neck North after being up by two games. After many long rallies and great playing by both teams, Glen Cove could not score the crucial points to win a third game. It was a total team effort.
The girls varsity tennis team is finishing up their season this week. Once again, the girls held their own in Conference II and managed a respectable season. Big winners for the season are Melisande Schwartz, first singles, who leads the team with the most matches won. Second to Melisande are senior first doubles team Eunice Jin and Kaitlin Nelkin. Sophomore Christina Mazzeo at second singles is next in line with most matches won. Christina looks forward to being first singles next year after Melisande graduates. Sophomore Lindsay Goldberg has also played a great season, stepping up to third singles, a challenge for any tennis player. Freshman Catherine Dolecki and Tara Napoli have improved tremendously this year and are the leading doubles team behind the seniors. Juniors Erin Voegtlen and Jenny O'Brien have also given their best this season. Other returning team starters are Lindsay Eisenstadt, Katelyn Kelly-Johnson, Jessica Marck, Dina Zakaria and freshman Danielle Schwartz. With just two matches remaining, it is hard to believe tennis will come to an end. The coaches wish the seniors the best of luck in their futures. They will be greatly missed.
The Glen Cove High School JV football team improved its record to two wins and two losses this past Saturday. Glen Cove had an impressive 26 to 6 win against Roslyn in a wet and muddy contest on homecoming Saturday. Glen Coves' offense was led by the dominant line play of Manuel Garcia, David Ayo, Jamison Rossel, Zack Brown and Andrew Mellilo. The line paved the way for Jesse Abrams to score three running touchdowns with Rob Waring scoring a two-point conversion on a back lateral play. Other players contributing on offense were Joe Heffernan, Luigi Dattolo, Brian Monahan, and Brian Bianconi. Quarterback Corey Land guided the Big Red offense home in the second half with a touchdown and four well run possession football drives closing out a solid offensive performance.
Glen Cove's defense was dominant as well, holding Roslyn to only one score on a trick hook and ladder play. Ro Tillman, Brandon McFaddin, Joe Heffernan, Garrett Landry, Brian Bianconi, Dan Lebron and Angelo Pasalaqua played disciplined and hard-hitting assignment football to shut down the Roslyn offense. The defensive tackles and ends led by Jamison Rossel, Zach Brown, Mike Norman, Rod Catano, Sebastion Lopera and Ahmed Nayel shut down the inside running game of Roslyn.
The Glen Cove Squad takes on a very strong Wantagh J.V. this Saturday, Oct. 19 at Wantagh. Game time is 9:30 a.m.
Glen Cove boys varsity soccer lost its first league game of the season to Carle Place by the score of 3 to 2. Goals were scored by Dom Bocchino and Mike Grella. Scott Arnone assisted on Bocchino's goal. Goalie Frank Carrotta played well despite twisting his ankle. Defenders Jason Lindenbaum, Mike Gonzalez, Ben Lowell, Jake Rubin and Frank Leotta played well in a tough loss. Midfielders Richie Rivera, Ricky Podsialdo and Bryan Rabanal helped create many scoring opportunities which were constantly turned away by the Carle Place defense.
Glen Cove suffered its second loss in a league game to Westbury by the score of 3 to 2. Goals were scored by Mike Grella and Richie Rivera. Midfielders Dom Bocchino, Ricky Podsialdo, Ben Lowell, Bryan Rabanal, Dan Cox and Jordan Brondo kept the pressure on the Westbury defense, but Westbury's offense was just too strong for Glen Cove to overcome. Goalie Frank Carrota and defenders Jake Rubin, Jason Lindenbaum, Mike Gonzalez, Scott Arnone, Jon Kobets and Frank Leotta played well in the loss.
The Girls JV Soccer team improved their record to 9-3-1 with a 2-0 win over Great Neck North. The girls battled the whole game to keep the score 0-0 until late in the second half. With about five minutes remaining Rebecca Golloub made a spectacular diving save which sparked the Glen Cove offense. With less than two minutes in regulation, Emily Cox drove the ball downfield with a great move around the defense. Molly Silvestri then took the ball toward the goal and gave a beautiful pass to Raquel Gutierrez who put the ball in the back of the net to give the Big Red a 1-0 lead. With 45 seconds left in the game, Kelly DeAngelis stole the ball and scored Glen Cove's second goal.
Last week the girls posted a 4-0 win over Mepham. Molly Silvestri scored only four minutes into the game to give the Big Red a 1-0 lead. Kelly DeAngelis netted two goals to add to her team leading 15 goals this season. Rebecca Golloub rounded out the scoring with a goal off a beautiful pass from DeAngelis. The Big Red defense was once again very stingy, allowing only three shots at goal. Stephanie Zappone, Samantha Feigman, Alyssa DeMartino and Jessica Lesczcynski led the defense, which has only allowed nine goals the entire season.
The girls defeated Sewanhaka, 2-0 in a hard fought game. Emily Cox had a goal and an assist and Kelly DeAngelis added another goal to give the Big Red a 2-0 lead. Rebecca Golloub made yet another incredible diving save off a breakaway to preserve the shutout, her seventh of the season.